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that looks awesome, the copper tubes give it a steampunk-like feel, which I really like thumb.gif
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Are you kidding me? This is insane! thumb.gif
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Amazing build. I especially love the idea of the acrylic 'guarding' the cable grommets.
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That looks sick man, can't wait to see it all lit up and running wubsmiley.gif
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It is a work of art smile.gif
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This build is insane, I love it! Those copper pipes look incredible, well done man! I can't wait to see the finished product... drool.gif
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that looks awesome, the copper tubes give it a steampunk-like feel, which I really like thumb.gif
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Are you kidding me? This is insane! thumb.gif
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Amazing build. I especially love the idea of the acrylic 'guarding' the cable grommets.

Thanks guys! cheers.gif
I dont think I'm going to get anything done tonight. I had to work late and just got home. Time to fry up some steak and make some mashed potatos. I'm starvimg!

Does OCN still sell overclock.net stickers? I need a silver one like I have on my cosmos 1000 case.
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Pictures of the steak and mashed potatoes!!! tongue.gif

Back to topic.... I don't know about OCN stickers, but Dwood OCN member makes them from aluminum and his prices are reasonable. biggrin.gif

Just a thought. redface.gif

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http://www.overclock.net/t/1237219/tript-cc-620-920-h50-h70-gpu-brackets-fan-grills-custom-case-badges/60
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Pictures of the steak and mashed potatoes!!! tongue.gif
Back to topic.... I don't know about OCN stickers, but Dwood OCN member makes them from aluminum and his prices are reasonable. biggrin.gif
Just a thought. redface.gif

those are sweet but I alreandy cut the logo, im just looking for this sticker thats below the window.
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Edited by bob808 - 4/22/12 at 10:27am
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Looks like they don't have them anymore

http://www.overclock.net/t/555482/appliques-for-sale
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Pictures of the steak and mashed potatoes!!! tongue.gif

haha! here ya go-
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Looks like they don't have them anymore
http://www.overclock.net/t/555482/appliques-for-sale

That's too bad. I'd like to put one on the acrylic shield below the gpu's. It would fit nicely there.

Update incoming! I'm uploading pics. I got a lot crossed off my honeydew list yesterday thumb.gif
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Here we go with another update!

I started off with this NZXT mix fan controller. I needed a fan controller that didn't have knobs that stick out, and I don't really like the looks of the touchscreen ones. This one fits the bill nicely, and it has orange leds (along with other selectable colors). It supposedly handles 30w each for 6 channels. The sliders go from 40-100%, so if you're looking for one that allows you to turn off your fans completely, look elsewhere, although I'm not sure why anyone would want to shut off fans completely.

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Using screw drivers to evenly pry off the sliders-

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Primered and painted-

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I took everything out of the case, as I need to do some more cutting, and dont like little metal shavings all over my components.

Next off, I wanted to cut a couple more wire management holes in the motherboard tray, below the motherboard for usb cables, front-panel sound cable, and power/reset wires. Here they are drawn on the tray.

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I also cut the hole for the drain beneath the power-supply area.

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drain coming out the bottom-

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The wire-management holes I cut are a bit too small and will need some filing/sanding to make them right. Here's the mostly empty case-

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I decided it would look good, and painted the top 360mm rad orange-

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I also took off the xigmatek stickers off the top fans-

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I looked at the motherboard and I really was not happy with how the clear-coat paint looked on the EK motherboard block and the Heat-killer cpu block. So after a long debate with myself, I took them off for re-finishing.

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I wetsanded the EK acetal chipset block-tops using 400-800-1000-1500 grit sandpaper. I did the same with the heatkiller brackets to remove the paint.

Here's what they look like after I dried them off-

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The ek acetal tops look grey instead of black, that's why I clear-coated them the first go round.

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I'm going to try some armor all this time-

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After applying armor all with a cloth-

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Bingo! thumb.gif
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Installed- again haha

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I got some mx-4 with my last order from sidewinder, so that's what I using now instead of mx-2.

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I 'burned' some paste into the block, and spread some on the cpu using a credit-card as the spreader. I like mx-4. It spreads very nicely and is not too dry like some other pastes.

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cpu block installed, again. I decided against painting the stainless black this time. It goes well with the gpu backplates and the shiny fittings.

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I am so much happier with the look of the blocks now. Before refinishing them, there were scratches in the clear-coat on the ek block from putting in the components and the finish on the cpu brackets left something to be desired also. I was debating weather or not it was worth the effort to re-do them, as I knew it would be a pita. It took me about 3 hours to fix them but I am very glad I did it.

More to come!
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My projects always have a way or taking over the living room/kitchen. I've got case parts/components spread all over the house- I don't even want to talk about my basement/work area... What a mess! redface.gif
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Now that I had all my copper pipes cut and bent, I sanded them while wearing rubber gloves (to prevent oils from my fingers from making contact with the bare copper) and sprayed them with clear paint, after blasting them with compressed air and wiping them down with alcohol. Hopefully this will keep them from becoming tarnished.

Here are the bigger pieces drying off.

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I went down to Tacoma Screw, and bought a new pair of wire cutters and some brass sleeves/grommets to go around the pipes that come off the gpu's and through the false floor.

Here are the brass sleeves sanded and sprayed with clear. Not sure if brass oxidizes, but I figure better safe than sorry.

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Here, I am testing out the white led strip that I got from modelers brand.

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The onyx is not all the way down over the lights, but this is not what I was hoping for..... The light is not penetrating the stone nearly far enough and looks too yellow mad.gif

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Next I try the red, thinking it will tinge the yellow to orange-

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This is the effect I was originally going for. But this is using 4 feet of red leds, 2 feet of white leds on the bottom of the case, and two red cold-cathode 12" bars.....

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Looks pretty slick though, but the cathodes are putting off too much heat, and I think they would be in the way of the tubing that goes down there. Also I don't have a good way of attaching them. They are right up against the bottom of the slab, if I put them on the floor, they dont do anything worriedsmiley.gif

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More to come!
Edited by bob808 - 4/22/12 at 11:33am
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